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Various Artists

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Festival | Festival

Vancouver BC
January 20-8 février 2015
Various days and times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
Various

 
maribé - sors de ce corps

BEHIND: une danse dont vous êtes le héros

Performance | Spectacle

Montréal  QC
November 20 novembre 2014
8:30 | 20:30
Contemporary

Festival of African and Caribbean Culture

ijo vudu Dance in rehearsal before FESTACC, the Festival of African and Caribbean Culture in Toronto.

 

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Festival | Festival

Toronto ON
October 22-26 octobre 2014
Various days and times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures
Indigenous, Contemporary, New Media

New work at Festival of New Dance

Festival of New Dance in St. John’s, NL, runs this week featuring new work by Montréal’s Katie Ward, among others.

Various Artists

Small Dance for a Small Stage

Festival | Festival

Peterborough ON
November 21-23 novembre 2014
8:00 | 20:00
Contemporary

 

Stretch

Dancing Between Boundaries at SummerWorks By Kathleen Smith SummerWorks Performance Festival

Dance and dancers were all over this August’s two-week SummerWorks Festival in Toronto – yet they weren’t only dancing. Within the festival framework, the sensibilities of these artists, their respective positions concerning tradition, technology, engagement and cross-disciplinary collaboration, became highlighted in a provocative and energetic way.

Tap-Off for Vancouver’s International Tap Dance Festival

Contemporary Canadian tap all-stars will be hoofing up a storm all over town for the fifteenth anniversary of Vancouver’s International Tap Dance Festival, August 28 to 31.

Dancing in the Third Act

Randy Glynn’s Dancing in the Third Act at this summer’s Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal alongside works by Mocean Dance and JD Dance.

Between Time

Toronto-based artists, choreographer Zoja Smutny and visual artist Guntar Kravis collaborate often, creating short films that use dancers to tell their stories.

Indigenous Dance at The Banff Centre

The Banff Summer Arts Festival, which runs until August 23, features Bonemap, a new work interpreted by dancers in the 2014 Indigenous Dance Residency.

Athletes at Edinburgh Fringe

Each year the city of Edinburgh, Scotland hosts the largest arts festival in the world – The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As part of the dance portion of the festival, Italian choreographer Riccardo Buscarini presents his work Athletes, in collaboration with fashion designer Brooke Roberts.

Les Chroniques du Laboratoire UniK

Circus company LaboKracBoom from Sherbrooke, QC presented their street-performance work Les Chroniques du Laboratoire UniK at the Montréal Just For Laughs festival’s Zoofest on July 21.

 

Canada Dance Festival Roundup

By Lys Stevens

In June, as festival season takes flight across Canada, the Canada Dance Festival (CDF) kicks off in Ottawa. I took on the CDF by bike, for the ease of speed when moving from one venue to another.

 
On the Ground

Visionary Programming at Luminato

By Sky Fairchild-Waller

Last week, during the final stretch of one of Toronto’s largest annual festivals, I saw some brilliant things. Sometimes you see art that makes you feel like you’ve never seen art before.

 

The Subtlety of Solitude in Solitudes Solo

By George Stamos Solitudes Solo Festival TransAmériques 2014

It’s been said that placing classical music in a performance will bring it instant cultural value. It’s a device often used in dance and performance milieus. However, in contemporary dance it can be a problematic choice, as the work will undoubtedly inherit the cultural context of the classical reference and challenge the contemporaneity of the dance.

 

Snakeskins – A Fake Solo by Benoît Lachambre

Benoît Lachambre By Lucy M. May SNAKESKINS Festival TransAmériques 2014

It’s the morning after the closing of Snakeskins, a “fake solo” created by choreographer and dancer Benoît Lachambre, which played for two nights during Montréal’s Festival TransAmériques. Lachambre joined me at Place des Arts for a dialogue about the work and my impressions. When we meet, I take a moment to admire the intensity of his brilliant blue eyes, his long ash-coloured hair and uneven gait. In them, I recognize aspects of the same person who astonished me onstage with both physical endurance and humility. Lachambre is stooped but resilient; a shape-shifter.

Paul-André Fortier and Robin Poitras in Misfit Blues

Misfit Blues premieres at Festival TransAmériques in Montréal, May 31-June 2.

 

PANAMANIA Announced

On April 1, programming for the arts and culture events surrounding the 2015 PanAm/ Parapan American Games in Toronto were announced at the El Catrin restaurant in the Distillery District.

Chantal Caron at FIFA

Fleuve | Espace Danse presents choreographer Chantal Caron’s Glace, crevasse et dérive at this year’s Festival international du film sur l’art (FIFA) in Montréal. Inspired by the beauty of the environment, Caron redefines the notion of death.

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